logo Salsa af Stavsnas
Date: 18 Oct 2014 09:33:34
Title: Partytime in Fulaga

As we spent one month in Fulaga there were 2 occations were we could attend a feast
 
First one was to celebrate the group from Savu that had installed solar panels on the island
 
If someone decides to sing or perform they can count on having a "twin" that will make fun of them, the woman next to the guitar player was hilarious
 
 
 
 
 
Here a women tries to make fun of the "warriors" performing a dance
 
 
Another woman mimiking the serious dancer
 
 
 
When you perform you can expect to get white powder on your face
 
 
Singing is really something most people seem to be good at
 
 
This is the Yangona root that is made to kava
 
 
When the yangona is transfered as a gift, there is a speech held to show the importance of the gift
and the acceptance of the giver--- Vinaka- vinaka
 
 
 
 
Kava is poundered in a steel tank first and then worked to a finer powder by the kava ceremony
 
 
The yangona is then put in a cloth and pressed in fresh water to produce kava
 
 
The coconut shell is passed on so all get their share
 
 
 
 
You can see the kava bowl surrounded by men in sulus (the skirt used when there is an important meeting or celebration)
 
 
Everybody eats together and even the palangis are welcome, opposite Andreas, Erika and Ellinor is Sophie, Becky and Blake from Windarra
 
 
The effect of kava seemes to be "sentimental", well it certanly does not make anybody loud or violent
 
 
Dancing is perfomed sitting
 
 
The music is performed behind the dancers
 
 
Selote, our host at Fulaga
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Diary Entries